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Revealed: why GM food is so hard to sell to a wary public

Professor John Hudson from our Department of Economics discusses the GM debate in an article for The Conversation

Keith Stokes discusses injury prevention in rugby

Dr Keith Stokes, Department for Health, discusses our national injury prevention programme for community clubs on BBC Radio London.

A day of entrepreneurs at the Abbey

An award-winning entrepreneur graduates today alongside founder of Trunki suitcases, Rob Law

The exploration of art & the art of exploration

Thu 2 Jul: Come & join artist Alan Cotton & explorer David Hempleman-Adams in conversation

Sports Scientist scores top job at Manchester City

Jonathan Woodhouse, graduating today in Sport & Exercise Science, will take up a new, exciting role at Manchester City FC this summer.

Sports Scientist scores top job at Manchester City

Jonathan Woodhouse, graduating today in Sport & Exercise Science, will take up a new, exciting role at Manchester City FC this summer.

Student entrepreneur to graduate with Trunki suitcase founder

An award-winning entrepreneur who graduates on Wednesday 1 July will embark on his business career with inspiration from the founder of Trunki suitcases, Rob Law MBE, who will be awarded an honorary degree in the same ceremony (3pm).

David Galbreath on IS extremist attacks during Ramadan

Professor David Galbreath talks to BBC Somerset following the IS attack in Tunisia

The battle of values & narrative: Tunisia attacks & Islamic State

Professor Bill Durodié (POLIS) shares his thoughts on David Cameron's comments about the battle against IS.

Explainer: how Europe does academic tenure

Jürgen Enders, Professor of Higher Education Management, explains the variety of different employment tracks through which academics can reach professor level in the European system.

New generation Free Trade Agreements reshaping the rules of the global economy

Event in London today and tomorrow organised by POLIS Bath on Free Trade Agreements in EU and economic governance.

Lectureship reward for Bath engineering graduate

A PhD student from our University has been offered a lectureship role following his graduation.

Theo Papadopoulos interviewed on ABC Australia about Greece

Dr Theo Papadopoulos from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences says it is 'very unlikely' that Greece will leave the eurozone.

SAMBa Think Tank explores energy supply & nuclear reactors

Over 60 academics, students and industrialists came together for a week of collaboration at SAMBa's second Integrative Think Tank (ITT) which aimed to help researchers better understand the challenges facing industry and formulate them into mathematical problems that can be addressed through PhD projects or industrial placements.

Publish & flourish: PhD students turn journal editors

Students at the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) have launched a new journal designed to give students a place to publish their work and to provide them with experience of working in academic publishing.

Prof Stephen Emmitt gives keynote in Bogota

Professor Stephen Emmitt was invited to give the main keynote lecture about the importance of effective design management in adding value to our built environment at a major bi-annual congress in Colombia.

ITV Westcountry features bereavement guidelines

ITV Westcountry cover our latest Centre for Death & Society recommendations about dealing with a death by alcohol or drugs.

School of Management joins top 1% of business schools worldwide

Our School of Management has received the highest accreditation status from EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's (EFMD) quality inspectorate.

Bath students cream of the crop at SETsquared Enterprise Awards

Three teams of budding student entrepreneurs from Bath took home Best Student Enterprise, Best Graduate Enterprise and Best Game Changing Student Enterprise at the recent awards ceremony.

Bath submits 400,000th record on EThOS database

The 400,000th record added to the EThOS (e-theses online service) data at the British Library was a study done at the University.

Queen honours inspirational alumni

Two Bath graduates have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours

Graduation success for Olympic swimmer

Commonwealth medallist and Olympian Andrew Willis will graduate with an undergraduate masters degree in Chemical Engineering on Thursday 2 July (12.30pm) at Bath Abbey.

Jemima Tabeart: Chancellor's Prizewinner

Jemima Tabeart, who graduates with a degree in mathematics, is awarded this year’s Chancellor’s Prize for exceptional academic achievement and her contribution to University life.

Degree celebrations at Bath Abbey

Our summer award ceremonies will take place next week, with around 2,500 students graduating

Why does this photo make us happy?

Dr Ian Fairholm from the Department of Psychology talks to BBC Gloucestershire about the psychology behind the 'happiest photo'.

EU data law could affect targeted ads

Professor James Davenport (Computer Science) writes his first article for The Conversation

Veronica Hope Hailey on panel on BBC TV

Watch from 6 mins as Prof Hope Hailey discusses how businesses can become more sustainable

Bath named Strategic University Partner of Caterpillar

The University has been appointed by global engineering firm, Caterpillar, as one of its Strategic University Partners.

Expanding the DNA alphabet: ‘extra’ DNA base found to be stable in mammals

A new DNA discovery could give cancer researchers here at Bath a clearer understanding of how the activity of genes is regulated in the body.

Listen: Bruce Morley on Greek economics

Dr Bruce Morley, from our Department of Economics, talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire about the economics of the Greek debt problem.

Artist Alan Cotton talks to explorer David Hempleman-Adams

Thu 2 Jul: Artist Alan Cotton and explorer David Hempleman-Adams have been working together for over five years, and they have some fascinating stories to tell of how art inspires adventure, and visa versa.

Watch: New video on self-healing concrete

Kevin Paine (ACE), Richard Cooper & Trupti Sharma (both Biology & Biochemistry) feature in a new film by the Society for General Microbiology discussing their research into using bacteria to create self-healing concrete.

Cocktail of chemicals may trigger cancer - Global taskforce calls for research into how everyday chemicals in our environment may cause cancer

Fifty chemicals the public is exposed to on a daily basis may trigger cancer when combined, according to new research.

Galapagos research trip - thanks to generous alumnus

PhD students Elisabeth Grey (Health), Becky Mead and Dana Buchan (both Biology & Biochemistry) are doing evolutionary related research at the University, and have just returned from a life-changing trip to the Galapagos Islands that was arranged and fully funded by Bath alumnus Dr Jonathan Milner.

Academics line up for Bath Festival of Nature: Wed 24 Jun

Scientists from the University will be talking straw homes, the subconscious and venoms in a very special fringe event during the week of the Bath Festival of Nature.

Greece woes show how the politics of debt failed Europe

Dr Theo Papadopoulos, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, writes for The Conversation.

KTP with Industrial Tomography Systems rated ‘Outstanding’

The KTP, led by Dr Manuch Soleimani from the University’s Engineering Tomography Laboratory (ETL), will help provide the company with cutting edge imaging software.

Cristina Fernandez: grand elector of Argentina

An opinion article by Dr Juan Pablo Ferrero (PoLIS) about the forthcoming Argentinian elections.

Attempt at Guinness World Record for learning app coding

In an impressive nationwide feat, over 1,000 individuals joined in with the ‘appathon’, an attempt to set the World Record for the largest number of people simultaneously learning to code an Android app.

New guidelines to support people bereaved by alcohol or drugs

A new report from CDAS focuses on bereavement for individuals who have lost a loved one to alcohol or drugs.

Huge dust cloud around Moon but ‘lunar glow’ remains mystery

Professor Carole Mundell, Head of Astrophysics, writes for The Conversation.

A tale of two borders: why North Koreans risk walking the DMZ

David Galbreath, Professor of International Security, has co-authored an article for The Conversation with a colleague from Yonsei University.

New spin on ‘silicon valleytronics’ could revolutionise future technologies

Could 'valleytronics' revolutionise future tech? A new paper from our physicists sheds light on latest findings.

Academics to scrutinise saving for old age

Pension experts from across the world will discuss pension reforms and global lessons to be learnt for Saving for Old Age, in a conference organised by Professor Ania Zalewska from the School of Management's Centre for Governance and Regulation, together with the Institute for Policy Research (Monday 22-Tuesday 23 June).

IPR welcomes new Fellows onto Policy Fellowship Programme

New Policy Fellows announced by IPR.

Celebrating BP's ongoing support to STEM students

BP recently hosted an event on campus to celebrate the third of its four year £1m STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Scholarships and Centurion Awards scheme at the University.

All for one & one for all...except when it comes to NATO

David Galbreath, Professor of International Security, writes for The Conversation.

SETsquared showcases student entrepreneurial talent

Hosted by the University of Southampton, this event celebrated the very best of student entrepreneurial talent at the five SETsquared universities – Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.

Deutsche does decent thing as joint CEOs take it on the chin

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey (School of Management) writes for The Conversation.

PhD student wins prestigious rheumatology prize

Final year PhD student Deepak Jadon won the Royal Society of Medicine’s Eric Bywaters prize, for his research which involves a chronic musculoskeletal disorder called psoriatic arthritis (PsA) affecting joints, tendons, skin and nails.

Sometimes it’s hard to be a man

Ed Keogh, Reader in Psychology, writes for The Conversation.

SETsquared enables strong start for Bath spin-out Diversus

Newly formed Diversus Technology has recently benefitted from taking part in SETsquared’s Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research Programme (ICURe), which offers university researchers up to £50k to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate their ideas in the marketplace.

Listen: Why wasn't Sudanese al-Bashir arrested in S Africa?

Mattia Cacciatori (PoLIS) was interviewed by South African radio station 'Voice of the Cape' on the controversial visit to South Africa of ICC-indicted President al-Bashir.

Swimming star O'Connor to start Olympic Day Run: Sat

Commonwealth swimming champion Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will act as official starter for the annual Olympic Day Run when it takes places on campus tomorrow (Saturday) as part of a Team Bath Community Activity Day.

Just how effective are language learning apps?

Michael Groves, Diana Hopkins and Tom Reid from our Academic Skills Centre write for The Conversation.

Self-healing concrete research featured in Times & Sunday Times

Raconteur, which is published in The Times and The Sunday Times, has featured the self-healing concrete research being carried out by Andrew Heath and Kevin Paine (Architecture & Civil Engineering) as one of the top ten current construction innovations.

Swine flu vaccine's link to narcolepsy shouldn't deter use

Ruth Massey from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry has written an article for The Conversation

Olympic medallist cuts ribbon on pool

Michael Jamieson officially opened our newly-refurbished £1.6m London 2012 Legacy Pool

Parental engagement in children’s learning needs to move beyond school

Better parental engagement in children's learning is critical to further improvements to educational standards, according to new research from our Department of Education.

Three ways to prepare for Outlook calendar going live on 29 Jun

The Outlook Calendar goes live on Monday 29 June.

Researchers want us to talk about pain and not suffer in silence

Researchers from our Centre for Pain Research want men and women to complete their new pain survey.

Lecture - Research & evidence in policymaking: 25 Jun

Director of the IPPR, Nick Pearce is hosting a lecture focused on research & policy in a new political landscape

Drug combination highlights potential new depression treatment

A new study from scientists in Pharmacy & Pharmacology shows how two existing licensed drugs could be used as a potential new treatment for depression.

Bath awards in Birthday Honours

Peter Troughton, Pro-Chancellor, and Chris Budd, Professor in Applied Mathematics, receive awards

CSCT student wins award at top conference

PG CSCT student Rob Hicks gives his view on how the Renewable Resources and Biorefineries Conference went in this blog.

Memorial service for Dorothy May Walters-Godfree: Tue 7 Jul

Dorothy May Walters-Godfree, who organised the Norwood Society (the original University Womens’ Society), is to be remembered on Tue 7 Jul.

Amyce steals the show at 3MT competition

Following a competitive final to Bath’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, Mechanical Engineering PhD student Amyce Aurora-Smith has been selected to represent the University in national-level heats.

National teaching award for academics

Two Senior Teaching Fellows receive the most prestigious award for excellence in HE teaching and learning

Take part in study looking at attitudes towards diabetes

Volunteers are wanted for the study on Type-2 diabetes, which will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Back to the Future at #cheltscifest

Matthew Camilleri, a second year Integrated PhD Sustainable Chemical Technologies student, gives his first-hand account of the Cheltenham Science Festival.

New automotive facility set to open at Bath

A dynamometer has been installed at the University of Bath as part of a ground-breaking new Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research.

"G7 sanctions on Russia — because it’s out of ideas"

Professor David Galbreath writes for The Conversation on sanctions against Russia by G4.

Nail diffusion research published in high impact journal

Research published this week in a high impact journal gives valuable insight into how solvents diffuse through the human nail.

Why does chocolate go off?

Dr Lynne Thomas talks to Ali Vowels on BBC Radio Bristol about Soapbox Science, and why chocolate goes off!

Tara Cheetham wins Ede & Ravenscroft Prize 2015

The Prize is awarded annually to a postgraduate research student on the basis of a high standard of achievement.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015

Results of the survey, by the Higher Education Academy, shows Bath's response rate is up fifteen percentage points on the last wave of the survey held in 2013.

Why we still need to talk about death

Dr John Troyer, Deputy Director of our Centre for Death & Society, Dr John Troyer talks to BBC Radio Bristol about CDAS at 10.

Accelerating Partnership in South Africa

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation, Professor Colin Grant visited Stellenbosch University

Olympic challenges part of free Community Activity Day

Racing an Olympic swimmer in the London 2012 Legacy Pool and taking on a modern pentathlon challenge are just two of the fun activities awaiting visitors to this year’s Team Bath Community Activity Day.

New research grants affirm Bath as a leader in powertrain engineering

Three new Innovate UK grants totaling more than £650,000 have been awarded to the our Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre (Department of Mechanical Engineering) to lead on the latest research into improving automotive engine efficiency and emissions.

Forging closer research links with China

The University recently entered a new phase of research collaboration between its Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and three top universities in China: Tsinghua, Zheijang and Sichuan.

Travel update w/c 8 June

It's our next travel update, looking ahead to what could affect your commute for the week.

Understanding conflict in the contemporary world

The IPR and Department of Social & Policy Sciences this week hosts a major conference on Understanding Conflict and responses to security threats.

ACE students to exhibit work in London

Final-year Architecture and Civil Engineering students recently showcased their work at the Department's annual Final Year Show, prior to heading to the Candid Arts Trust later this month.

Interactive exhibitions at the Cheltenham Science Festival

The Cheltenham Science Festival takes place this week and the weekend programme features interactive exhibitions from several Faculty of Science researchers.

Violence in Mexico’s mid-term elections

Ricardo Velazquez Leyer writes 'Hope for change as people mobilise against violence in Mexico’s mid-term elections' for The Conversation.

£5m gift to create evolution centre

The UK’s first centre for evolution research will launch following the largest ever donation to the Uni

£5m gift to create first UK centre for evolution research

The University has received its largest ever individual donation which will help us establish the UK's first Centre for Evolution Research.

Why we (still) need to talk about death and society

Our Centre for Death & Society turns 10 today.

Bath academics reach 1 million readers

Did you know that more than 160,000 people have read one of our academics recent articles on The Conversation? And more than one million people have read all of the items written by our experts on the site?

Hundreds engage in a Pint of Science

For the second year running, the University has successfully hosted the Bath arm of the national Pint of Science Festival.

Meanings of the 1955 Bandung Conference for the Present Time

Academics from PoLIS are in Bandung, Indonesia co-hosting an event with the University of Education focused on 'Remaking Bandung: Renewing Solidarity, Strengthing Educational Cooperation and Remaking Destinies for the Global South.'
Here Dr Bryan Pak-Nung Wong reflects on the meaning of the 1955 conference for the present time.

National Women in Engineering Day: 23 June

In the 6th of these seminars three women in STEMM speak candidly about key milestones in their choices in academia and work/life balance challenges.

AIRC funding deadline Mon

A total of eight Accelerating International Research Collaboration awards of a maximum of £12,000 each will open for applications until 5pm Monday 8 June 2015.

MEng student designs new set of stick heads for the lacrosse team

Students have printed functional lacrosse stick heads for in-game use.

Series of global visits underway

Exciting incoming and outgoing visits involving our Strategic Partners this month, on the new IRO blog

An aerial response to global disasters: Bath developing drones of the future

A team of students from our University is developing a newly designed unmanned drone that could change the face of humanitarian aid.

Exploring industrial policy & reviving UK manufacturing

The books Redesigning Manufacturing: Reimagining the Business of Making in the UK, by Professor Michael Beverland, and New Perspectives on Industrial Policy for a Modern Britain (an edited volume), by Dr Phil Tomlinson, have been launched.